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Princess Flower & the Moon Rays

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A group of American freaks hanging out in Paris who joined up with an exiled Daevid Allen post-Soft Machine to form what has been referred to as Proto-Gong (aka Banana Moon #1), existing from late 1967 through 1968. They recorded Dreaming The Magic Of Your Maya LP in Paris in Spring 1968 before D.A. and Gilli Smyth did their Gong thing.

The LP contains 6 tracks dominated by Standlee’s meandering flute and occasional vocals spewing out what appears to be free associative poetry. Daevid Allen is credited as being on only one track on Side 2; another guitarist, with the rather suspicious name of Fej Mornin, is credited with the guitar playing on Side 1, most of which does sound somewhat suspiciously like Allen’s style. The album opens with a short spurt of flute and laughter (male & female - could that be Daevid & Gilli?). It leads into the first song, “Lovin Spaceship”, a sort of Proto-Gong bluesy guitar strummer with Dylanesque stream of consciousness lyrics and a Booby D harmonica finale. Following is “Women of Moon”, another free association Dylanesque blues strum. Side 1 winds up with a long track listed as two songs on the label. First is “Vanishing Rama”, a long krishna jam led by Standlee’s flute, echoed guitar sounding very much like Allen’s glissando guitar playing and crude “tin pot” drumming. Midway, a Spoonfull rhythm intrudes, leading into proto-Gong space avant wanking.

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  • iconan

    Princess Flower & the Moon Rays - Dreaming The Magic of Your Maya 1968 - Personnel: Fej Mornin {guitar} Raja Samyana {percussion, drums} Loren Standlee {vocals, flute, harp} Ziska Baum {chant} daevid allen {guitar on Dreaming The Magic} -.-.-.-. om hari om ..... ॐ

    9 May 2012 Reply
  • iconan

    A group of American freaks in Paris who joined up with an exiled Daevid Allen post-Soft Machine to form what has been referred to as Proto-Gong . They recorded this one LP in Paris in Spring 1968. -.-.-.-. om hari om .....

    12 Feb 2012 Reply

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